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In 2008, a Gallup poll reported that, on average, less than half of the OECD population trusted their government. The crisis worsened the situation with a decline of four additional percentage points since then. Public actors and institutions have been blamed for their failure to cope with the crisis and for the impact it has had on people’s lives.
This Report gives a positive assessment of Spain’s public administration reform agenda and says few countries have put forward such ambitious and comprehensive plans for public reform. The review warns that the reforms must be an ongoing project and suggests giving citizens a bigger voice in the process as a way to enhance trust. It also notes that support from sub-national governments will be crucial.
Spain’s planned public sector reforms should help make the country’s institutions stronger and more effective, and proposals to increase transparency and root out corruption will do much to restore public trust, according to a new OECD report.
“Pocos países han colocado tan alto en sus prioridades el reforzamiento de las instituciones públicas”, ha afirmado el Secretario General de la OCDE, Ángel Gurría, durante la presentación del informe en Madrid. “La reforma CORA es para España un medio de restaurar la confianza pública en las instituciones y garantizar una salida de la crisis con unas administraciones públicas más eficaces, transparentes y eficientes".
These principles give practical guidance for designing, implementing and improving budget systems to meet the challenges of the future. They are currently being considered as a draft Recommendation of the OECD Council, underpinning their importance to good public governance.
Lessons learnt from implementing the OECD Recommendation on Lobbying.
OECD Integrity Week is held annually. On this occasion, the OECD hosts multiple public events relating to anti-corruption and integrity.
This report highlights the past successes of Dutch water management, examines potential weaknesses for the future and suggests ways to put the system on a more sustainable footing.
This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice.
The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.